The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 125 99 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.96% 16.78% 20.13%
As % of the Vendors category 58.14% 37.50% 45.27%
Number of salaries quoted 108 86 69
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
215 264 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 48.10% 44.75% 44.47%
Number of salaries quoted 173 222 166
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,375
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +21 34 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Chorley +4 27 £32,500 -14.47% 3
Blackpool +4 15 £67,000 +98.51% 1
Blackburn +9 12 £29,000 -17.14% 2
Skelmersdale -1 5 £32,500 -3.70%
Clitheroe - 4 - -
Lancaster - 3 £23,500 - 1
Newton-le-Willows - 2 £24,000 -
Lytham St Annes +3 1 £27,500 -
Burnley -3 1 £21,500 -21.81% 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 94 (46.77%) SQL Server
2 68 (33.83%) MS Excel
3 67 (33.33%) .NET
3 67 (33.33%) C#
4 60 (29.85%) ASP.NET
4 60 (29.85%) MVC
5 59 (29.35%) JavaScript
6 56 (27.86%) CSS
7 54 (26.87%) SQL
8 50 (24.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 49 (24.38%) Windows
10 47 (23.38%) Web Development
11 46 (22.89%) Finance
12 44 (21.89%) SDLC
13 41 (20.40%) ASP.NET Web API
14 40 (19.90%) WCF
15 39 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (18.91%) jQuery
17 35 (17.41%) Active Directory
18 34 (16.92%) Management Information System
18 34 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
19 32 (15.92%) .NET Framework
19 32 (15.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 31 (15.42%) SQL Server 2008
21 30 (14.93%) Mentoring
21 30 (14.93%) Web Services
22 27 (13.43%) MS Office
22 27 (13.43%) Project Management
23 25 (12.44%) VB
24 24 (11.94%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (7.96%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.48%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.48%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.99%) CMS
4 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.49%) IIS
6 2 (1.00%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.00%) Confluence
7 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 68 (33.83%) MS Excel
2 27 (13.43%) MS Office
3 10 (4.98%) MS Project
4 4 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (4.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.50%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.47%) Office 365
3 5 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.49%) GitHub
4 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.98%) WAN
2 8 (3.98%) Firewall
2 8 (3.98%) LAN
2 8 (3.98%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.99%) DNS
3 6 (2.99%) Internet
4 4 (1.99%) DHCP
4 4 (1.99%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.00%) IMAP
6 2 (1.00%) MPLS
6 2 (1.00%) SMTP
6 2 (1.00%) VLAN
6 2 (1.00%) VoIP
6 2 (1.00%) VPN
7 1 (0.50%) FTP
7 1 (0.50%) SAN
7 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (46.77%) SQL Server
2 31 (15.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (11.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (9.45%) Power BI
5 18 (8.96%) PowerPivot
6 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Power View
7 16 (7.96%) Pentaho
8 15 (7.46%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (5.97%) Relational Database
9 12 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (3.48%) MongoDB
11 7 (3.48%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.49%) MySQL
12 5 (2.49%) QlikView
12 5 (2.49%) RDBMS
12 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.99%) OLAP
13 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.48%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.49%) MSI
4 5 (2.49%) MSTest
4 5 (2.49%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.00%) JIRA
6 2 (1.00%) NUnit
6 2 (1.00%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.50%) Moq
7 1 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.50%) Selenium
7 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 46 (22.89%) Finance
2 12 (5.97%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.48%) Banking
3 9 (4.48%) Retail
4 6 (2.99%) Advertising
5 5 (2.49%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.49%) Billing
6 4 (1.99%) Legal
6 4 (1.99%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 98 (48.76%) Developer
2 56 (27.86%) .NET Developer
3 48 (23.88%) C# Developer
4 43 (21.39%) Analyst
5 42 (20.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 38 (18.91%) Web Developer
7 36 (17.91%) .NET Web Developer
7 36 (17.91%) ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (17.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 33 (16.42%) C# Web Developer
10 18 (8.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 16 (7.96%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 15 (7.46%) SQL Developer
13 14 (6.97%) Head of Business Systems
13 14 (6.97%) IT Analyst
14 13 (6.47%) Analyst Developer
15 10 (4.98%) SQL Analyst
15 10 (4.98%) SQL BI Developer
15 10 (4.98%) Support Analyst
16 9 (4.48%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (33.33%) .NET
2 60 (29.85%) ASP.NET
3 56 (27.86%) CSS
4 50 (24.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 41 (20.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 40 (19.90%) WCF
7 38 (18.91%) jQuery
8 32 (15.92%) .NET Framework
8 32 (15.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 30 (14.93%) Web Services
10 22 (10.95%) HTML
11 17 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 12 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 12 (5.97%) SOAP
13 11 (5.47%) AngularJS
14 9 (4.48%) RESTful
15 8 (3.98%) KnockoutJS
16 7 (3.48%) JSON
16 7 (3.48%) REST
17 5 (2.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.92%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.47%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.47%) iPad
4 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Licensing
5 8 (3.98%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.98%) Tandem
6 6 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.49%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.49%) e-Learning
7 5 (2.49%) Life Science
7 5 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.49%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.99%) Clustering
8 4 (1.99%) Data Extraction
8 4 (1.99%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.99%) Fintech
8 4 (1.99%) Replication
9 2 (1.00%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.38%) Windows
2 15 (7.46%) Windows 7
3 13 (6.47%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.98%) Windows NT
4 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.49%) Unix
5 5 (2.49%) Windows 2000
5 5 (2.49%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.50%) Android
8 1 (0.50%) Solaris
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (29.85%) MVC
2 47 (23.38%) Web Development
3 44 (21.89%) SDLC
4 39 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (14.93%) Mentoring
7 27 (13.43%) Project Management
8 24 (11.94%) Unit Testing
9 19 (9.45%) Change Management
9 19 (9.45%) Risk Management
10 18 (8.96%) Coaching
10 18 (8.96%) Release Management
11 17 (8.46%) Analytics
11 17 (8.46%) Web Application Development
12 16 (7.96%) Data Analytics
12 16 (7.96%) OO
12 16 (7.96%) TDD
13 15 (7.46%) CRM
13 15 (7.46%) Dashboard Development
13 15 (7.46%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 67 (33.33%) C#
2 59 (29.35%) JavaScript
3 54 (26.87%) SQL
4 25 (12.44%) VB
5 21 (10.45%) VBA
6 13 (6.47%) T-SQL
7 12 (5.97%) C
8 10 (4.98%) VBScript
9 8 (3.98%) PHP
10 7 (3.48%) VB6
11 4 (1.99%) R
12 2 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.50%) C++
13 1 (0.50%) Java
13 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (11.94%) Degree
2 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.99%) MCP
3 6 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.49%) CCNA
4 5 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.99%) MCSE
6 3 (1.49%) HND
6 3 (1.49%) MCSA
7 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CCNP
7 1 (0.50%) MCITP
7 1 (0.50%) MCTS
7 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.48%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (17.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.48%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.48%) XenApp
3 8 (3.98%) Terminal Services
4 5 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.49%) AppDNA
1 5 (2.49%) SCCM
2 2 (1.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (7.46%) Citrix
1 15 (7.46%) VMware
2 8 (3.98%) Cisco
3 5 (2.49%) AppSense
3 5 (2.49%) BMC
3 5 (2.49%) Remedy
4 3 (1.49%) Apple
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle
5 2 (1.00%) HP
5 2 (1.00%) Intel
5 2 (1.00%) Juniper
5 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.00%) Twitter
6 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.50%) Meraki
6 1 (0.50%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.50%) Sage
6 1 (0.50%) Tableau
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Salary: From £25,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
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The SmartList
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + fantastic benefits & pension
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Chorley, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster
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Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
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Chorley
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Blackburn
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Ormskirk, Lancashire
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Posted: 14 days ago
Preston
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
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Ormskirk, Lancashire
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Salary: From £22,912 to £25,023 per annum
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Chorley
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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